Lake Charles native selected to sing at Kennedy Center

By Crystal Price - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A lake area native now attending Southern University has been selected to perform with an honor choir at a special event at the Kennedy Center next week.

Demetrius Savoy has been chosen to sing in the "105 Voices of History" annual event which includes one student from the 105 Historical Black Colleges and Universities throughout the United States.

Students are chosen to participate in the event based on leadership in the department as well as musical skills.

This will be the second time for Savoy to attend the event, and he said he cannot wait to experience the concert once again.

"The experience was one to remember," said Demetrius Savoy, a vocal music student at Southern University. "I just remember getting on stage at the Kennedy Center and just looking at the audience and thinking it was the biggest audience that I ever performed in front of."

Savoy said this experience is great not only for him but also for all 105 fellow choir members that he has come to know as a family.

"A lot of the African American music that is being performed is by young adults," said Savoy. "We're the future and if we don't continue with what's going on in our legacy it will just fall away."

Savoy graduated from Washington Marion Magnet High School in Lake Charles where he was the only student at his school who made the Louisiana All State Choir in 2005.

Upon graduation from Southern University Savoy plans to earn his master's degree to one day teach vocal music on a college level.

Savoy plans to leave for Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, September 15th.

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